People who buy certain Windows personal computers this holiday season will be offered free or heavily discounted coupons to upgrade to Microsoft Corp.’s new operating system, Windows Vista, under a program designed to spur sales despite Vista’s delay, Microsoft says.
The coupon program begins Thursday and runs through mid-March, Microsoft said Tuesday. Particulars of the deal will vary depending on the computer maker and retailer.
Although I do not recommend being one of the first to install Vista (see my previous posts on Vista and upgrades in general) if you are about to purchase a computer, be sure to get your upgrade coupon, including any that will be offered for the Office suite. You WILL eventually want or need to upgrade, and the coupon will save you significant bucks downstream.